Traditional Knife and Gun Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pàdruig, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    My Dad had a friend who some time in the seventies stuck a .22 revolver behind his belt buckle. Well once while drawing it he managed to have whats known nowadays as a "negligent discharge, and shot himself through the tip of his...uh "barrel". He henceforth was nicknamed "Hollowpoint". :eek:
    Good dang thing it wasn't a .45 or he'd had to change his name to something feminine o_O
     
  2. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I think he's referring to a lock that was installed on guns during Bill Clinton's presidency. S&W put a hole just above the cylinder release latch so you could use a key to lock the gun. :eek: Stupid idea. Other makers put the lock in more hidden places. Very ugly. Will not buy one. And I don't want a revolver that locks! Mine stay loaded and ready to go.
     
  3. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I finally caught up with the late 19th century and got an auto. Though I still love my H&R .22 9-shooter.
     
  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    @Prester John , yeah those locks are right up there with the crossbolt safety on a 94 Winchester, stupid and ugly.
     
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  5. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I have autos too. Keep my 1911 .45 magazine loaded but no round in chamber. Takes half a second to chamber a round.
     
  6. Ron Sabbagh

    Ron Sabbagh Platinum Member Platinum Member

    985
    Sep 15, 1999
    I also carry in this manner....full magazine but none in the chamber. I believe it's called carrying "Israeli style"...after the Israeli police/military
     
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  7. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Beautiful knife
     
  8. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Yes; I love my revolvers, autos, rifles, shotguns, and every kind of knife known to man... well... not Chinese.
     
  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    I believe the US military used to carry the 1911 this way too, in a holster with a flap. Whereas some police agencies, such as the Texas Rangers, carried cocked and locked. I like the term "Israeli style"!
     
  10. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I believe Fairbairn and Sykes trained their Hong Kong Police to carry with an empty chamber too.
     
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  11. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    Col Cooper called it Condition Three, loaded magazine, empty chamber, hammer down....US Military procedure when the 1911 was standard issue.

    Condition One is cocked and locked. Not a good option for 1911's with ambidextrous safeties though, where the exposed safety can be swiped off.
     
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  12. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    And Condition Two was hammer down on a round?
     
  13. JB in SC

    JB in SC Basic Member Basic Member

    May 19, 2001
    Yes, but I don’t think it was recommended as a carry mode.
     
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  14. Trvr

    Trvr

    17
    Jun 21, 2020
    I'm in Canada, so I don't have handguns. They're fun to shoot, but we can't use them anywhere other than a range, so I never bothered getting a restricted licence. I do hunt though, and I have a few long guns. Here's my 1943 SMLE mkiii* (.303 British) with my CV medium stockman.
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  15. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Nice pic! I would imagine quite a few British guns made it into Canada. What is the structure on the top of the receiver? I don't recognize it.
     
  16. Trvr

    Trvr

    17
    Jun 21, 2020
    Thanks. It's been said that more moose in Canada have been shot with an enfield than with all other guns combined. Not sure if there's any truth to that, but it wouldn't surprise me that much. There's a ton of them here. The structure on the receiver is a guide where a stripper clip would have been loaded. It also stops the bolt from moving too far backwards when working the action.
     
  17. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I think there was a version of the SMLE made in India(?) in .308 NATO. I sure would like to come across one of those.
     
  18. Trvr

    Trvr

    17
    Jun 21, 2020
    Ishapore, I believe. Some no. 4s were also converted I think. I'd love to get my hands on one, but I like the. 303 anyway
     
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  19. btb01

    btb01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2008
    It’s been a while since I got caught up on this thread (and even longer since I’ve been to the range, unfortunately), but going through my phone I today came across this photo that for some reason I never ended up sharing here, so I thought I’d share it.

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  20. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Ready to ride the range:

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